Sue Collins

Sue Collins


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  • Associate Professor of Communication, Culture, & Media, Humanities
  • Director of CCM (Communication, Culture, & Media), Humanities
  • PhD, New York University


Dr. Sue Collins's research interests include media and cultural history, political economy of media industries and popular culture, and critical cultural policy studies. Her book, Calling All Stars: Hollywood, Cultural Labor, & the Politics of Authority During World War I, is under contract with Indiana University Press. The project focuses on a decisive moment in celebrity’s development as a form of political authority--when government officials recruited the commercial film industry and its stars to endorse war mobilization. It argues that the film stars' participation in the propaganda campaign represented a new manner of linking state policy with cultural activities in the regulation of unified national identity. Dr. Collins is the recipient of the 2014 National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute fellowship, World War I and the Arts: Sound, Vision, Psyche. She has published her work in Television & New Media, and Film History, Cinema Journal (forthcoming 2017), and in book chapters on celebrity and activism, war and propaganda, and film history.

She teaches such courses as Popular Culture, Media Industries, Globalization & Media, and Media & Society.

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